Mexican and Latin American Prints

During the 20th century, a new crop of political printmakers rose to prominence in Mexico. Inspired by the earlier work of José Guadalupe Posada, and Manuel Manilla, whose eye-catching broadsides enticed a nation of working class citizens to pay attention to political and social issues, this new generation of artists turned to the power of the presses to spread their message. Founded in 1937 by Leopold Mendez, Luis Arenal, and Pablo O'Higgins, the Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP) was a monumental force in 20th century Mexico. The TGP published flyers (volantes) and posters (carteles), combining text and image to form powerful political statements. It was also the first political publishing workship in Mexico to offer works of art for sale, through its daughter organization La Estampa Mexicana. Today graphic works from this period are powerful reminders of the political, economic, and social realities of 20th century Mexico, as well as testaments to the ingenuity of a generation of passionate, masterful advocates for change.

To view work by Contemporary Mexican and Latin American artists represented by the gallery, click on one of the links below:
Juan Alcazar MendezArtemio Rodriguez, Francisco Toledo

Individual Artist Pages
José Guadalupe PosadaFrancisco Mora

 

Recent Acquisitions : Mujer Con Bicicletas (Woman with Bicycles) at Davidson Galleries

Enrique Flores GONZALEZ Mexican (b. 1963)

Mujer Con Bicicletas (Woman with Bicycles)

Medium: Color etching and aquatint
Year: 1991
Edition : 9/30
Signature: Signed in pencil
Provenance: Documentation from Arte de Oaxaca accompanies the work.
Size: 13-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 48965c
Price: $500.00

Recent Acquisitions : Protesters Attacked at Davidson Galleries

Protesters Attacked

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1945
Size: 5-3/4 x 7 inches
Stock Number: 48303
Price: $485.00

Recent Acquisitions : Head at Davidson Galleries

José Vela Zanetti

Head

Medium: Ink and crayon drawing
Year: 1956
Signature: Signed
Size: 26-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 48796
Price: $1800.00

Recent Acquisitions : Debussy at Davidson Galleries

Sotero Cosme Brazilian/French

Debussy

Medium: Wood engraving
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 10 x 6-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 48095
Price: $150.00

Recent Acquisitions : Unidentified (Young Woman Sitting) at Davidson Galleries

Artist Unidentified

Unidentified (Young Woman Sitting)

Medium: Color etching and aquatint
Year: 1983
Edition : I/VIII
Signature: Signed
Size: 10-1/4 x 5-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 47698
Price: $250.00

Additional Available Works : Nuevos Versos para los Nueve Dias de Jornadas at Davidson Galleries

Manuel Manilla Mexican (1830-1895)

Nuevos Versos para los Nueve Dias de Jornadas

Medium: Broadside, Metal type engraving on orange stock.
Publisher: Antonio Vanegas Arroyo
Size: Sheet: 11-3/4 x 15-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 10637
Price: $325.00

Additional Available Works : Rebumbio de Calaveras de Catrines y Borrachos de Viejos y de Muchachos de Gatos y Garbanceras at Davidson Galleries

Manuel Manilla Mexican (1830-1895)

Rebumbio de Calaveras de Catrines y Borrachos de Viejos y de Muchachos de Gatos y Garbanceras

Medium: Broadside, Metal type engraving on orange stock.
Publisher: Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, 1904
Size: Sheet: 15-7/8 x 11-3/4 inches
Description: Additional text and images verso.
Stock Number: 11012
Price: $400.00

Additional Available Works : Preparing Yarn (Working with Ixtle) at Davidson Galleries

Fernando Castro Pacheco Mexican (1918-2013)

Preparing Yarn (Working with Ixtle)

Series: Portfolio: Mexican People, edited by Associated American Artists. 12 prints total by different artists.
Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1946
Signature: Signed in pencil
References: Prignitz 616
Size: 11 x 14 inches
Description: Pacheco was a Mexican painter, printmaker and teacher who was well known for traditional artistic forms and for his murals that invoke the spirit and history of the Mexican people. Ixtle is a fiber from any of several tropical American agave or yucca plants, traditionally used for cordage, nets, and carpets. Pacheco shows a woman here spinning the fibers by hand.
Stock Number: 13875
Price: $250.00

Additional Available Works : Totems at Davidson Galleries

Claudio Silviera Silva Uruguayan (1939-2007)

Totems

Medium: Color woodcut
Year: 1974
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 7-3/8 x 6-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 29760c
Price: $250.00

Additional Available Works : Peasants of Tlahuac at Davidson Galleries

Arturo Garcia Bustos

Peasants of Tlahuac

Series: From Mexican People Portfolio
Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1946
Edition : 250
Signature: Signed
Publisher: Associated American Artists and Taller de Gráfica Popular
Size: 11-3/8 x 13-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 45499
Price: $425.00

Additional Available Works : Bestiario at Davidson Galleries

Leticia Tarrago Mexican (b. 1940)

Bestiario

Medium: Color etching
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 15-1/4 x 12 inches
Stock Number: 42804c
Price: $320.00

Additional Available Works : Untitled at Davidson Galleries

Carlos Merida

Untitled

Medium: Colored pencil and graphite drawing
Year: 1963
Signature: Signed
Size: 8 x 6 inches
Stock Number: 46361
Price: $3600.00

Additional Available Works : Hornos de Cal (Lime Kilns) at Davidson Galleries

Raúl Anguiano Valadez

Hornos de Cal (Lime Kilns)

Series: From Mexican People Portfolio
Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1946
Edition : 250
Publisher: Associated American Artists and Taller de Gráfica Popular
Size: 10-3/4 x 13-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 45494
Price: $650.00

Additional Available Works : La Niña Con Conasta at Davidson Galleries

Fanny Rabel Polish/Mexican (1922-2008)

La Niña Con Conasta

Medium: Lithograph
Edition : 114/250
Signature: Signed
Publisher: Associated American Artists
Size: 14-1/2 x 10-3/8 inches
Stock Number: 46856c
Price: $425.00

Additional Available Works : The Inca King at Davidson Galleries

Claudio Juarez Peruvian (b. 1938)

The Inca King

Medium: Color etching
Edition : 13/75
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 24-1/2 x 14-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 47529c
Price: $650.00

Additional Available Works : Senora, su conejito at Davidson Galleries

Manuel Manilla Mexican (1830–1895)

Senora, su conejito

Medium: Half-sheet broadside with type metal engraving
Size: 9-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 17653c
Price: $350.00

Additional Available Works : Grinding Maize (Alternate title: Corn Cribs in Cuautla) at Davidson Galleries

Leopoldo Mendez Mexican (1903–1969)

Grinding Maize (Alternate title: Corn Cribs in Cuautla)

Series: Mexican Life, Graphic Masterpieces Depticting the Life and People of Mexico
Medium: Lithpgraph
Year: 1945
Edition : 250
Publisher: Associated American Artists and Taller de Graphica Popular
Size: 13-3/4 x 11-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 45490c
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Additional Available Works : El Repenador (The Rag Picker) at Davidson Galleries

Everardo Ramirez

El Repenador (The Rag Picker)

Series: Life at my City's Edge portfolio
Medium: Linocut
Year: Date of Impression 1946-48
Edition : 75
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 4-1/8 x 3 inches
Stock Number: 18585c
Price: $485.00